It was a way for the community to shame her for her adultery. Slut-shaming is a form of cyberbullying where girls are targeted on social media and bullied through degradation or humiliation for their sexuality. What this means is that girls are often ridiculed for the way they look, the way they dress and their presumed level of sexual activity. One-third of all middle and high school students experienced having someone make unwelcome sexual comments, jokes, or gestures about them. While the methods vary, bullies often use social media sites to share explicit photos and videos. For instance, bullies and mean girls may take photos of the girls they are targeting and post rude or sexually explicit comments about their bodies.
Then she sent the full-length frontal photo to Isaiah, her new boyfriend. Both were in eighth grade. They broke up soon after. In less than 24 hours, the effect was as if Margarite, 14, had sauntered naked down the hallways of the four middle schools in this racially and economically diverse suburb of the state capital, Olympia.
When Hannah Smith committed suicide after being viciously bullied on social media site Ask. We said we would force social media sites to be accountable for their lax moderation, and crack down on those tormenting teenagers to death with vile abuse. Why, then, less than a week after her funeral, did photos of a teenage girl performing oral sex on a boy in a field become the second worldwide trending topic on Twitter on Monday?